Motorbike Safety

Above all else, safety is our most important concern. Motorcycling is a dangerous activity and we will be riding in remote areas far from good medical facilities. Therefore you must follow all our instructions with regard to protective clothing and safe riding.

Our motorcycle tours in Mongolia are not suitable for beginners and the more experienced you are at off-road riding, the better you will enjoy the trip. Get in as much practice as you can before the tour and if necessary take some lessons. Understand that this is NOT A RACE or COMPETITION. See more information about safety issues here: TERMS & CONDITIONS (SECTION 12). To ensure the smooth running of our motorcycle tours everyone is obliged to follow these instructions and to abide by our tour leader.

  • Always ride behind the Lead Rider
  • If you get lost, stop and wait for us to find you.
  • Do not ride under the influence of alcohol.
  • Treat other riders with respect.
  • Follow the instructions of the Tour Leader.
  • Do not stray from the trail.
  • Be alert for animals and local drivers.
  • Don't let anyone else ride your bike.

Motorcycle Tour Road Conditions

The road conditions are unpredictable. Sometimes it looks perfectly safe, flat and easy, but suddenly you come to a place where the rain has worn away the road into deep grooves which are treacherous for motorcycles. Also, beware of other road users. We drive on the right hand side, so always keep to the right when facing oncoming vehicles. Although drinking and driving is banned, it is not unusual in the countryside to come upon local drivers who are drunk and drive erratically, so be aware that other drivers might not do what you expect. Local people will all be fascinated to see us and want to know what we're doing and where we're going. Domestic animals, on the other hand, will not be impressed that they have to share the road with you and they might suddenly walk or jump. However, they are unlikely to walk or jump backwards, so it's usually safer to pass their rear end rather than their head.

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Motorbike Off Road Protective Kit

Everyone must have good enough protective clothing otherwise we cannot allow you to ride, for your own safety and the smooth running of the tour. Proper off-road rigid boots are essential. Please DO NOT arrive with ordinary 'ROAD MOTORBIKE RIDING BOOTS'. A helmet, full chest and back body armour, knee and elbow pads are required.


Emergency Rescue

In the case of a serious medical emergency, we may have to call the helicopter rescue service to take the injured person to hospital in Ulaanbaatar.
We have a contract with "A JET AVAITION" Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters H145) who are on standby 24 hours a day, but before being mobilised, the rescue should be authorised by the patient's travel insurance company.

Emergency Rescue Mission

Insuring Your Motorbike Trip

Insuring Your Motorbike Trip

Check the conditions of your insurance provider in case a situation arises. When purchasing travel insurance, make sure that the company knows that you will be riding a motorcycle of 450cc. Also be sure that you comply with their requirements relating to your driving licence. If you do not have a driving licence in your own country that is specifically endorsed for riding a motorcycle, it is likely that the insurance company would not pay out in the event of a claim.

Paramedic Equipment & Doctor

Paramedic Equipment & Doctor

We carry with us a good supply of medicine and 'PARAMEDIC EQUIPMENT' which is used in emergency medical situations. Usually the tour is accompanied by a doctor who has spent his life working with the Mongolian Defence and is highly experienced in treating traumatic injuries. Since injury of any kind is to be avoided at all costs, riders must follow our rules and be alert the whole time.

Remember !

Remember !

No doubt you all have family and friends back home who will be wanting you back all in one piece. You have to take responsibility for yourself and besides that, enjoy your trip. It will be an amazing adventure, but much less so if you are injured. Mongolian traffic police have a zero tolerance policy on drinking and driving, so do not drink heavily on the evening you arrive in Ulaanbaatar. What a shame if you can't start riding the next morning.

Personal Safety

Travelers in the City

Ulaanbaatar is not a particularly dangerous city at all, but you should exercise the same caution here as you would in any other large city. Pickpockets and bag/ jacket snatchers are disappointingly common in crowded areas. Pickpockets tend to work in groups of three and are usually easy to spot if you keep your eyes open; they soon disperse when they realise they have been sprung and are easily embarrassed if you make a fuss. Be particularly careful in the Narantuul (Black) Market, in the Central Post Office, in the Mercury Market, and around Gandan Monastery.

It is safer to keep your money on your person in a hidden pocket, not in a separate bag or rucksack, and definitely not in the back pocket of your trousers !
After dark it is not advisable to walk alone and if visiting night clubs or bars always be on your guard.


Partners We Work With

These are the companies that we work with to provide the most exceptional equipment, parts and services. They are all experts in their own field and their advice and skill are invaluable to us.